Co-Host of the Undefeated Skip Bayless picks the Brooklyn Nets to win in the 2nd round, calls series would go to six games
The Brooklyn Nets are one step closer to their objective for the season. They have taken down the Boston Celtics 4-1 to wrap their first-round playoff matchup. After a Game 3 loss, the Nets woke up and made quick work of the next two games. A dominant all-around performance by James Harden ensured the Nets seal the series with a 123-109 win in Game 5. Harden finished the night with a triple-double, recording a game-high 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points, and Kevin Durant added another 24.
For the Celtics, the absence of Jaylen Brown and then Kemba Walker hurt them. In Game 3, Kemba was a key part of securing that win. However, with him out in Games 4 and 5, things didn’t go so well. Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 32 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough. The Nets win got Skip Bayless hyped up and he made big predictions on Twitter.
Skip Bayless picks Brooklyn Nets to finish the Semi-Finals in 6 games
The Brooklyn Nets secured their place in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals tonight. They have Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks coming over for the same. The Bucks swept the Miami Heat in their first-round series, with three comfortable wins, and one close encounter. They are a strong, well-balanced side, but can they withstand the Brooklyn offense? Skip Bayless doesn’t think so.
According to Skip’s Twitter, he believes the Nets are going to take down the Bucks in 6 games.
Nets’ Big 3 played all of 8 games together during the regular season. Now the Nets are playing the best of any team in the East or West. Nets>Bucks in 6.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 2, 2021
Whether the Nets can wrap the series in 6 games or not, they sure are the favorites heading to the semi-finals. It is now up to the Bucks to prove to others that they are in no way the underdogs.